What happens if my project is in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA)?

You are required to meet Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) regulations. Oldsmar has also adopted stricter regulations than FEMA. These stricter regulations result in lower flood insurance premiums to the citizens of Oldsmar. You are limited over a 15 year period, beginning from the start of construction of the 1st improvements to your building, not to exceed 50% of the buildings value if the building does not currently comply with Flood Zone regulations. Copies of the 50% rule and associated forms are available in our office. No variances to these regulations will be issued.

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1. When must I obtain a building permit?
2. How do I apply for a building permit?
3. How much does it cost for a building permit?
4. Why is Pinellas County doing City of Oldsmar inspections?
5. How do I schedule an inspection?
6. Must I get a permit for a minor repair?
7. How long is a building permit good for?
8. What are Multi-modal Impact Fees?
9. Do all building permit applications require submission of a set of plans?
10. Can I do any construction work myself?
11. How do I select a contractor?
12. What happens if my project is in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA)?
13. Why do I need a permit to install a fence?
14. How do I register with the city as a contractor?
15. How long does it take to get a permit?
16. Why do I have to fill out so many forms to pull a permit?
17. Can a homeowner pull their own permit?
18. Can a landlord pull his own permit?
19. What is a variance?
20. What is a setback?
21. What is an easement?
22. Do I need a permit to have a garage sale?